Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer

Elisabetta Marabotto announces the forthcoming retrospective exhibition of Dayanita Singh at Hayward Gallery, London

Dayanita Singh, Dream Villa 11, 2007, 2008

Dayanita Singh, Dream Villa 11, 2007, 2008. Image Credit: http://www.frithstreetgallery.com/artists/works/dayanita_singh/2/

London: Hayward Gallery from October 8 will host the first UK retrospective of the internationally acclaimed photographer Dayanita Singh.

The exhibition will include works produced in the past several decades as well as recent images which have never been exhibited before. “Go Away Closer” celebrates Singh’s oeuvre which examines and challenges the boundaries and usage of photography as an artistic practice.

Dayanita Singh, Poppy, 2006

Dayanita Singh, Poppy, 2006. Image Credit: http://www.frithstreetgallery.com/artists/works/dayanita_singh/2/

“Singh brings her portable ‘museums’ of stories, themes and image repertoires to Hayward Gallery for the first time. These large wooden structures can be placed and opened in different ways, each holding about a hundred images. Old and new pictures are endlessly displayed, sequenced, edited and archived into the continually-evolving ‘museums’.”

Dayanita Singh, Dream Villa 7, 2007-2008

Dayanita Singh, Dream Villa 7, 2007-2008. Image Credit: http://www.saffronart.com/auctions/PostWork.aspx?l=8306

Among the works on display feature some of Singh’s early works such as “Dream Villa”, “Blue Book”, “I am as I am”, “Bombay Portraits” and “Mona and Myself”.

Dayanita Singh, (From top left) Go Away Closer; I Am As I Am; Myself Mona Ahmed; Ladies of Calcutta; Dream Villa

Dayanita Singh, (From top left) Go Away Closer; I Am As I Am; Myself Mona Ahmed; Ladies of Calcutta; Dream Villa. Image Credit: http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/a-story-in-each-frame/article584041.ece

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